Thursday, May 25, 2006

Katy Trotter Profile

Katy Trotter was profiled by her school (Stanford) paper. She was the Shore AC's Collegiate Athlete of the Year for 2005. She talks in the article about changes in the team; her twin sister, Amanda; and her upcoming races. Read the article here.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Al Saner Racewalks

Turnout was good for the Al Saner Racewalks and Al was on hand to cheer on the walkers once more. The 20km racewalk was the third stop on the USATF-NJ Racewalk Grand Prix. Shore AC's John Soucheck and Richard Stockton College' s Rich Leuttchau walked together through the first 10km on the Pt. Pleasant Boro HS track, reached in 50:58, before the wind and rising temperatures began to take their toll. Soucheck decelerated the least to take the win in 1:45:25 to Leuttchau's 1:51:08. Shore's Tom Quattrocchi finished strong to take third (2:06:46). Marie Paul was the women's champion (2:23:14). Solomiya Login (54:23) and Erik Litt (56:25) led the women's and men's 10km field respectively, with Shore's Panse Geer turning in a 62:52 for second female. Bill May (30:24) and Alison Snochowski (31:48) led those going 5km.

Monday, May 08, 2006

USATF-NJ Masters 5 mile Road Championship

Shore AC Masters road runners ran well on a hilly course in Summit this Sunday 5/7/06. SAC 40-49 and 60-69 teams placed 3rd in a very competitive USATF-NJ Masters Road Championship. Missing some of SAC top 50-59 runners, they placed 6th in the age group. If the race was two days later Mike Mooney(29.30)would have won his age group and changed the team results dramatically. Team members could drop down one age group to score for both groups. Two fifty guys not at Summit, Harry Nolan(31:18)and Henry Mercer(30:24) ran Rumson 5 mile. Mooney led the 40-49 team with Rich Caponigro(31:00),Dave Hoch(31:08),John Liptak(31.11),Tom Zarra(32:13)and Bob Haithcock(32:25.)
Dave Hoch(31:08)led the 50-59 team with Haithcock,Kuhi,Gross,Leonard,and Roche scoring.
John Kuhi(36.43) brought in the SAC 60-69 team, followed by Dave Gross(37:56), John Leonard(38:45)and Hector Roche(39:03)
Individual Age group SAC best was John Leonard, Dave Hoch and Mike Mooney, all placed fourth in their 5 year age group.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Penn Relays 60-69 SAC 4x400

John MacDonald, John Kuhi, John Saarmann, Mauro Altizio

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Penn Relays Racewalks

The racewalks opened Saturday's Penn Relays competition. Aided by near perfect weather conditions, Shore AC's John Soucheck finished first in the Masters Men's 10,000m racewalk and 5th overall (Men's Olympic Development, Masters and Juniors are competed together) in 48:35.86, his quickest over the 10km distance since the 2000 Penn Relays. Rich Leuttchau took 3 minutes off his 2005 Penn Relays debut to finish in 49:35.41, which placed him 4th in the Olympic Development section, 7th overall. Kristina Bonfiglio was Shore AC's rep in the Women's 5000m racewalk, placing 15th among junior women (31:34.97). Visit for race reports and a few photos.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Donna Lane

As many of you already know, tragedy befell the local running community yesterday.
Donna Lane, a very close friend and athlete of Shore AC runner and Stinger Coach Tom Schaefer, was killed yesterday morning a block from her home whilst riding her brand new motor cycle.

Donna was a frequent attendee at our Saturday morning workouts and recently under Tom’s guidance achieved her dream of completing a marathon in Washington DC at the Marine Corps marathon. Donna was an extremely kind person and devoted wife and mother. A highly talented massage therapist, this summer, Donna was due to take up a very prestigious position at the Olympic training center. Last year, Donna was recruited to work on the athletes of the world famous Cirque Du Soleil.
We are extremely and deeply saddened by this tragedy; Donna will be greatly missed by the running community and beyond.
Funeral arrangement details will be passed along as they become known.

Donna is survived by her husband Vinny and two daughters, both of whom are currently in College.

Penn Relays 2006

Record attendance Friday (39K+) watch Shore AC Masters "Have a Good Day"
The team of Greg Foster 11.66,Phil Bujalski 11.93,Rick Lapp 12.38,and Keith Davis 11.44 ran(47.41)second fastest 4x100 in club history. Last years team of Greg, Keith, Phil and Tony Plaster broke a 20 year old SAC Club record,(40-49)in the 4x100 (47.27).The old record set at Rutgers Relays in 1985 was 47.53. SAC team of Matt Brown 11.52 ,Leon Trout 11.90, John Kuhi 11.91,and Frank Haviland 12.20.
The SAC women set a new club record in the,(40-49)4x400 of 4:58.00 and winning 3rd place Penn Relays medals. Lead off leg Beth Zebuth 64.88, Chris Murphy 75.90, Wendy Glassman 82.07,and Theresa Marciani 75.15. On Saturday the men 40-49 came close to club record of 3:35.04 set back in 1989 as they ran 3:39.54. The SAC team of Patrick Dolan 56.79, Gerard Pearlberg 55.99,Keith Davis 51.97,and Bob Andrews 54.79.
On friday the Men (50-59):3:41.66 lead off Rick Lapp 57.81,Tony Plaster 60.82, Harry Nolan 63.46,(Harry will be 60 next March)and Bill Clifton 64.74. In the same race the Men(60-69):5:05.87 (2nd place) John MacDonald 68.74, John Kuhi 72.60, John Saarmann 71.07, and Mauro Alitzio 93.46. In the Masters 100 dash (45-49)Phil Bujalski ran 12.52. Phil will be age 50 in two months and looking forward to competing at the T&F Nationals August 3-7 in Charlotte, North Carolina.